Handicap Research

The aim of this section is to provide information relating to research on handicapping and the implementation of the CONGU Unified Handicapping System within Scotland.

> Handicapping Myths & Misconceptions

This review examines the more commonly voiced concerns (myths) golfers have with the current handicapping system and offers statistical analysis to provide a more factual insight into the CONGU UHS.

> Competition Handicap Status Rationale

This document details the rationale behind the 2001 introduction of lapsing handicaps and the introduction of the requirement to return 3 qualifying scores per annum.

> Handicapping Survey Results 2014 – Club Responses

This survey was commissioned by the Golf Unions/Associations of Great Britain and Ireland to inform the role of handicapping in maintaining and increasing golf club membership and participation, and in ensuring that the CONGU Unified Handicapping System remains responsive to the changing needs of the game and its players.

> Handicapping Survey 2014 – Individual Golfer Responses

This survey was commissioned by the Golf Unions/Associations of Great Britain and Ireland to gain greater knowledge of golfers’ understanding and opinions of the current handicapping system, thus helping to ensure that the system responds to the changing needs of the game and its players.